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Last Modified: 5/14/2021 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Search LCDs – locating medical policy information

LCD interactive index tool

The LCD interactive index tool offer a fast, direct way for providers to search for LCDs and related articles. Providers may search by LCD ID, keyword (title only), article number, or CPT / HCPCS code to find LCDs instantly.
Note: The LCD interactive index tool looks for a direct match of what is in the results table. Multiple keyword searches are not available. To search using multiple keywords, including diagnosis codes, please refer additional search options below.
Not all codes have a policy associated with it. In the absence of an LCD, billing and coding article, NCD, or CMS manual instruction, reasonable and necessary guidelines still apply.

Search the entire site using ‘LCDs only’ filter

Providers in need of locating LCDs by multiple keywords or diagnosis code have a simple way to do so by using First Coast website search functionality.
Simply enter keywords or ICD-10 codes into the website search bar and search using the “LCDs only” filter to find the matching results.

LCD and NCD search – using the Medicare coverage database (MCD)

The following link will direct you to the complete alphabetical listing of all First Coast’s active and proposed (draft) LCDs and articles by title:
Using the "Keyword or doc ID" field on this screen, search for procedure codes, diagnoses, specific words, or phrases
Please note that related articles (Billing and coding, Response to comment), LCDs and NCDs are also linked in the "Associated documents" section at the bottom of each LCD and article so you can easily get to the companion documents.

User guide

Be sure to view our user guide for detailed instructions on searching the LCD interactive index and MCD.
First Coast Service Options (First Coast) strives to ensure that the information available on our provider website is accurate, detailed, and current. Therefore, this is a dynamic site and its content changes daily. It is best to access the site to ensure you have the most current information rather than printing articles or forms that may become obsolete without notice.